Music Therapy student volunteers applauded for UWE Bristol ReVoice Choir success
UWE Bristol ReVoice Choir, a singing group for stroke survivors with the speech and language disorder aphasia, has been hailed a success thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of student volunteers from the MA Music Therapy programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Architecture students transform former Turkish baths
12 UWE Bristol MArch Architecture students camped at the Making Lewes Festival for one week in order to help reopen a former Turkish baths in the centre of Lewes, and transform it into a temporary festival and exhibition venue; a showcase of community re-use. Opening the building's doors to residents of Lewes, the students worked with a range of local people in activities and making workshops.
'Love Where You Live: Our House, Our Street, Our Community'
A partnership campaign called 'Love Where You Live: Our House, Our Street, Our Community' will be running across Bristol this autumn.
Bristol Student Community Partnerships campaign aims to welcome students to Bristol and provide those that are new, and those that are returning, to the city with essential information on settling in, getting involved and being a good neighbour. The campaign is a partnership between both Universities in Bristol and their respective Student Unions, Bristol City Council and the Police Service.
UWE Bristol to mark Black History Month
Students and staff at UWE Bristol are joining the city-wide celebrations to mark Black History Month. A full programme of activities will start with an 'everyone welcome' celebration of Nigerian Independence at the UWE Student Union on 1 and 2 October, followed by a performance of theBreathing Fire Theatre Company performing at Bower Ashton on the 4 October. It will end with a marking of the Bristol Bus Boycott with the original Bristol double-decker bus on Frenchay campus the 27 and 28 October and 'The Politics of Black Leadership, Activism and Active Citizenship' at M Shed on 24 November.
Want free rail travel? New initiative offers complimentary GWR rail journeys to community groups in the West of England
Low income residents from the West of England area are set to enjoy a free day out by train this summer, thanks to a new initiative led by The Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol.
Group day trips by rail to the seaside and many other popular attractions in the West of England will be even more attainable for residents of some of the region's most disadvantaged communities, through to February 2017.
The project, 'Days Out By Train in the West of England', is funded by GWR as part of a £2.2 million communities' improvement fund launched in 2015 to support areas of real social need, and is being delivered in collaboration with the Severnside Community Rail Partnership.
UWE Bristol celebrates seven years of sponsoring Bristol Pride
For the seventh year running, UWE Bristol is proud to be sponsoring Bristol Pride 2016, a week-long celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities across the South West, running from the 1 to 10 July 2016.
Transport researcher supports National Walking Month
Dr Miriam Ricci, Senior Researcher in the Centre for Transport and Society has been encouraging staff and students to get walking, this National Walking Month, in support of the UK charity Living Streets ' promotional campaign.
Bristol Food Connections: What's on the menu for UWE Bristol?
How does music affect flavour? How do our experiences of food both unite and alienate communities? UWE Bristol researchers will reveal more at the annual Bristol Food Connections (29/4 – 7/5), a unique city-wide food festival bringing together the many vibrant food cultures and communities, the business, culture and education sectors to inspire people to celebrate and engage with good food.
Starting on 29 April 2016, this ten day festival will see Bristol's food culture celebrated through over 180 events across the city. As one of the organising partners, UWE Bristol will present a series of activities set to challenge how we think about food.
Numbers capture Green Capital success at UWE Bristol
As Bristol's European Green Capital Year draws to a close, UWE Bristol has been reflecting on a hugely successful calendar of events engaging students, staff and the general public in the barriers and initiatives to achieving a healthy and sustainable city region.
From the University's first ever MOOC to concerts and art exhibitions, beach cleans and a beehive on campus, the figures below capture the buzz at UWE Bristol for Green Capital.
Bristol Bright Night is back, a celebration of the City's world-class research
Bristol Bright Night returns to the streets of Bristol on the evening of Friday 25 September 2015 for an unmissable free celebration of the wealth of scientific research taking place on our doorsteps.
Graduate sets up business to help feed 'man's best friend'
Homeless and struggling dog owners in Bristol are set to get some additional support, with an innovative new business, set up by UWE Bristol graduate, Verity Jones, that gives out free 'dog boxes' to those in need.
UWE Bristol celebrates six years of sponsoring Bristol Pride
For the sixth year running, UWE Bristol is proud to be sponsoring Bristol Pride 2015, a week-long celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities across the South West, running from the 3 – 12 July 2015. The University will also be the Community Area Partner for Bristol Pride Day on Saturday 11 July.
Bristol celebrates the Green Capital's first Student Change Maker awards
Bristol's first student Change Makers were recognised in an award ceremony earlier this month. The awards celebrate the important role that students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol are playing in Bristol's European Green Capital year.
New green initiatives launched as Festival of Nature takes centre stage in Green Capital year
13-14 June 2015, Bristol Harbourside
Two major new green initiatives are being launched at this year's Festival of Nature Wild Weekend to celebrate Bristol's year as European Green Capital.
Trainee teachers take inspiration from South African Zakhele to raise HIV awareness in schools
Six PGCE English students from UWE Bristol are benefitting from a unique placement opportunity (1-12 June 2015) to work with Zakhele, a South African educational music and drama group, who are currently on a five week tour of 13 primary and secondary schools in Bristol and North Somerset.